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Playing windows media on Linux

Sonny Gill
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What are some easy to install players for playing wmv and other 'windows' media files on Linux.
I am using Suse Linux 9.

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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CodeWeavers Crossover Office is a great product; it's based on Wine, with special install/config tools and lots of tweaks and fixes. It lets you run all sorts of Windows software -- including Windows Media Player.

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Sonny Gill
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Joined: Feb 02, 2002
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Thanks Ernest.
But I am looking for something free at the moment. I dont use any other windows software, but trying to find something I can use to view occasional videos clips in wmv format.
I think I will try mplayer when I get a chance.

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